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How to Cope with Diet Culture During COVID-19

What is diet culture, exactly? For those who are unfamiliar with the term, diet culture can be described as “a system of beliefs that equates thinness, muscularity, and particular body shapes with health and moral virtue; promotes weight loss and…

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This is How I Made My Workout Routine Body Neutral

Holiday food cycle: Eat, guilt, restrict, repeat This time last year, I was feeling insanely guilty about how much food I ate at my boyfriend’s house over Easter weekend. The cycle goes like this; eat whatever you want, feel guilty…

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My Thinning Hair Journey

My Thinning Hair Journey I recall several middle school days when my dad would complain about all my hair around my bathroom floor. At first, I didn’t think anything of it (and neither did he), but I really started to…

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This is How Gratitude Makes You Happy

The Conditional Trap Like anything in life, putting a condition on your happiness will never make you happy. What I mean by this is that if you think there’s some thing, some place, some amount of time, or some one…

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This is How Body Stigma Can Cause Chronic Diseases

An Ode to International Women’s Day Last week, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. There are tons of gender equality issues I could delve into, but I wanted to write on a topic that I’m personally impacted by. Only in…

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Being Intentional: 4 Things I’m Leaving in 2017

The Reflection Happy Monday, I hope everyone’s January has started off strong! I totally meant to make a post about this earlier, but it took some thought to narrow down my focus of the new year. After some reflection, I…

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Being Sane: 6 Ways to Cope With Injuries

A repost from my previous blog, written on 3/21/2017: If you’re like me, then participation in sports was a very normal part of growing up. Like with many of us sports-loving/active kids, injuries also became a normal part my playing. For me,…

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My Relationship With Food: Binge Eating

A repost from my old blog, written on 3/07/2017: Dear Body Week This week is “Dear Body Week” at my school, and various events will be held on campus to promote daily body positivity. This theme is partially based off…

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